BEYOND HUMAN KEN. New York: Random House, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Collects twenty-one stories by William Tenn, Lewis Padgett, James Blish, Robert A. Heinlein, John Christopher, Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, and others. Includes "The House Dutiful" by William Tenn, a tale of a house animated by the will to serve its occupants, "Pride" by Malcolm Jameson, a story of the death of a good and faithful servant -- the old robot "Tom," "Solar Plexus," a story about a space ship run by a malevolent onboard computer, and "The Wabbler" by "Murray Leinster, a story about a sentient weapon, a mine whose destiny is to seek and destroy an enemy ship; it destroys a battleship. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1148. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and soiling to rear panel. (#115208).
First printing so stated on copyright page.